Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) has prepared a set of position statements on key health issues. The intention is that these are brief, high level documents that will reflect Government policy where that has been laid out, and current best-evidenced practice, with an indication of how our services deliver in that area.

Position statement snapshots

Alcohol: NMH will undertake to reduce alcohol-related harm through a number of strategies.

Community water fluoridation: NMH endorses community water fluoridation as an important measure in the maintenance of oral health, the prevention of tooth decay and the reduction of health inequalities.

Smoking: NMH aims to reduce the tobacco-related harm experienced by people within Nelson Marlborough.

Sugar-sweetened beverages: NMH endorses plain water as the first choice of drink for children and adults

Warm homes and clean heating: NMH is committed to highlighting the adverse health impacts of cold housing and air pollution.